DHV:
232
Tourin ID:
DOLM 04 LOAN 5

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

William

Turner

Date:

1650 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Horniman Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

M19-1983

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Dolmetsch Collection , -1983; [probably] T.W. Taphouse (in 1904)

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.1

String Length:

40.7

Rib Depth:

6.6

Upper Width:

19.4

Middle Width:

14.6

Bottom Width:

23.9

Information

Source:

Fleming 2001: VME 09; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 58; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Fleming 2001: VME 09; Palmer 1981, p. 28; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 58

Photographs:

Fleming 2001: VME F09 (front body only), L29 (rosette), L36-37 (front), L57 (back, bottom rib) [all color]; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 59 (front); Dolmetsch 1962, p. 18 (front 7/8); Danks 1958, p. 113 (front); Dolmetsch 1904, p. 135 (front 7/8)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Formerly attributed to Meares (by Dolmetsches, hence also by Tourin); probably the same as LOAN 5, in 1904 owned by T.W. Taphouse (and exhibited with 4 strings, dated 1680 in square brackets). Fleming 2001: 3-piece table, single purfling front and back, heart-shaped rosette; back has diamond-pattern inlays at top, middle, and bottom (but different from 1656 Turner treble); attribution to Turner, p. 334, based on body outline, purfling, and rosette. Palmer 1981: head, neck, fingerboard and tailpiece are reconstructions; striped ribs suggest reconversion from viola. Dolmetsch 1978: ribs rebuilt in Dolmetsch Workshops, with addition of walnut stripes; lion’s head by N. Dolmetsch; dimensions: 40.0, 19.5/-/23.5, 7.0, 40.7.